Chestnut-Pumpkin Risotto
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Chestnut-Pumpkin Risotto with Hazelnuts for Fall

When fall weather has settled in, it’s an excuse to make this Chestnut-Pumpkin Risotto recipe that combines the rich, earthy flavours of the season. In Provence, from one week to the next the market shrinks in size as the seasonal vendors begin to pack-up their wares. Scarves replace multi-hued espadrilles, …

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Savoury Muffins Pumpkin Cheese Mirabeau wine
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Savoury Muffins Pumpkin and Comté Cheese

Savoury muffins are a treat, so why not have a little fun and make them for Halloween? This version uses a slice of a big pumpkin (such as a Muscat) or a whole smaller variety such as Potimarron. Roast with some olive oil on a baking tray until soft, this …

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Roasted Pumpkin Risotto 
David Scott AllenMain CourseProvencal RecipesTasteVegetarian

Roasted Pumpkin Risotto Recipe 

Inspired by a beautiful Marina di Chioggia variety that we found at a Sunday morning Farmers Market, I decided to make this Roasted Pumpkin Risotto (recipe follows).

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Mushroom Roast Pumpkin Salad @MirabeauWine
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Marinated Mushroom and Roast Pumpkin Salad for Autumn Weather

Often, as the weather turns cooler the tendency is towards warm, slow-cooked meals, and roasted meats. These menus beg for a table of good friends and great wine. However, you don’t want the meal to be too “heavy” this tasty combination of autumn vegetables – marinated mushroom and roast pumpkin salad – is a perfect starter course

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Pumpkin Jerusalem Artichoke Soup
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Pumpkin and Jerusalem Artichoke Soup with a dash of Clementine

This is the perfect flavour-packed soup to brighten up your mood on a rainy or cold winters day. The fruity and brightly coloured pumpkin combines really well with the earthy taste of the Jerusalem Artichoke, while the hint of clementine juice cuts through it all with it’s pretty acidity.

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Pumpkins #TastesofProvence @PerfProvence
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Pumpkin, Apple and Raisin Curry – a Warming Recipe

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: It’s suddenly very chilly and autumnal so warming dishes are very welcome, and this especially so as it makes use of some of the colourful pumpkins that are brightening market stalls in Aix. For this, I used a shiny red potiron but any sort of …

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Pumpkin Tian Recipe Courge Provence @PestoPistou
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Pumpkin Tian Recipe – Tian de Courges from Provence

Contributor blog post by Pesto & Pistou: Rather like the Moroccan tagine but without the lid, a tian is an earthenware dish used for baking a simple, local recipe that shares the same name. Tian, the recipe, is an excellent example of rustic provençal cooking using just a few ingredients …

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Courge Pumpkin Squash #Provence #markets @PerfProvence
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14th Fete de la Courge at Rognes

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: If you missed the Fete de la Courge at Rians a couple of weeks ago, you have a chance to visit another village en fete – this time Rognes. Their all-day Fête de la Courge will take place on Sunday 8th November, from 9:00 onwards …

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Fete de la Courge
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Fete de la Courge

By aixcentric Next weekend (11th and 12th October) sees the annual Fete de la Courge in Rians in the Var, and it is one of my favourite village festivals: mainly as it is so very un-English. It is an excellent opportunity to see a work-a-day Provencal village, totally non-touristy, celebrating …

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